Short, Charles Wilkins (1794-1863)

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American botanist and physician. Born in Greenville, Woodford county, Kentucky, on October 6th 1794, to Mary (nee Symmes) and Payton Short.

Graduated from the Transylvania University in 1810 and later at the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania in 1815. In 1825 he was called to the chair of Materia Media and Medical Botany at the Transylvania University.

Devoted to collection of plants and flowers. Editor of the Transylvania Journal of Medicine from 1828 to 1839.

Short died in Louisville, Kentucky, on March 7th 1863.

Published species:

Hoya shepherdii Short ex Hooker


(IPNI) International Plant Name Index
Obituary Notice of Charles Wilkins Short, M.D.
Virtual American Biographies

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